Friday, March 31, 2006

Netrake and Kineto Wireless Announce Product Interoperability for Support of UMA Wireless LAN Solutions

Netrake and Kineto Wireless announced the companies have successfully completed extensive interoperability testing to support currently installed UMA systems. Netrake's nCite Security Gateway and Kineto's IP-based UMA Network Controller (IP-UNC) are currently deployed in multiple commercial trials for UMA-based mobile/Wi-Fi convergence. This joint solution allows mobile operators to leverage their existing infrastructure and utilize UMA-based technology to cost effectively manage and accelerate fixed-to-mobile usage in home and enterprise environments.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Telsima Launches StarMAX

As large parts of the world's population get connected to the Internet, Telsima sees WiMAX as the ideal last mile solution for broadband connectivity, especially in the fast growing emerging markets that are rapidly growing their telecom networks. Telsima is committed to fulfilling the long promised benefits of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) by leveraging the benefits of standardization, innovative design and large market size to deliver disruptive price-performance points.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

London gets free WiMax service News - PC Advisor

To no great surprise, "free service" means another WiMax trial, but one that may be more advanced than others – including Libera in London, Telabria in Kent, Pipex in Stratford and Brighton's Metranet. The difference, according to Urban WiMax, is that it is promising a smooth change from a free service starting in April to a paid-for service in July, and is based on 802.16d standard kit, not pre-WiMax.

NTT DoCoMo applies for WiMAX test licence

NTT DoCoMo applied to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for a license to set up experimental outdoor wireless stations to test WiMAX. DoCoMo, working in collaboration with other NTT group companies, will conduct the test in the Yoyogi area of Tokyo for about one year using the 2.5GHz frequency band. The test will assess throughput and wireless transmission characteristics according to the distances between a handset and base station, and handset moving speed, verify the optimal wireless parameters and base station allocations to obtain maximum results, assess the possibility of interference from existing satellite communication systems, such as WideStar, and confirm continuous connections during handover within the WiMAX system or between WiMAX and other systems, such as HSDPA.

Airspan Announces Its First WiMAX Forum Certification for AS.MAX Products

"Airspan is the first vendor to complete certification of an end-to-end WiMAX system for the mainstream 3.5GHz FDD market," said Eric Stonestrom, President and CEO of Airspan Networks. "We can now offer operators turnkey WiMAX Forum Certified™ solutions for full indoor, self-installable customer deployment."

Friday, March 24, 2006

WiMAX Forum Certifies Additional Profile for Fixed WiMAX

The WiMAX Forum announced the latest fixed wireless broadband network products to achieve the designation of WiMAX Forum Certified based on the defined Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) system profile operating in the 3.5GHz frequency spectrum. The WiMAX Forum member companies and products to complete certification and interoperability testing include Airspan's MacroMAX base station and EasyST subscriber station solution, Axxcelera's ExcelMax base station, Sequans Communications' SQN1010-RD subscriber station solution, Siemens' WayMAX@vantage base station and subscriber station solutions, and Wavesat's miniMAX subscriber station solution.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Westminster businesses get WiMax broadband - ZDNet UK News

A UK company is ready to start offering businesses in central London a high-speed telecoms service over WiMax.

Urban WiMax claims it will be significantly cheaper than fixed-line symmetric broadband services. It will target firms that need a reliable broadband connection, but can't afford the expense of a dedicated fibre link.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

BellSouth combines Wi-Fi, WiMAX for back-up Internet connections

ellSouth Corp. unveiled a pre-WiMAX wireless broadband back-up system for businesses’ Internet connections. The carrier said the system allows customers to activate a Wi-Fi hotspot at a business location, with a WiMAX backhaul, in the event the wireline network goes down.

Orthogon Systems and Dartware Work Together to Ensure Wireless Network Performance

The companies will work together to ensure the reliability and performance of wireless networks for joint customers and prospects. By joining the performance-enhancing features of the OS-Gemini family of point-to-point wireless Ethernet bridges with those of Dartware’s InterMapper® network monitoring and mapping software, wireless service providers, carriers, utilities companies and large enterprises can deploy wireless networks that deliver sustained carrier-class connectivity without fail.

Monday, March 20, 2006

RED HERRING | Startup Casts $1B into WiMAX

With about $1 billion in funds to build its own WiMAX network—offering wireless broadband service over wide areas—the Kirkland, Washington-based company is anxious to acquire spectrum and build new markets, Chief Strategy Officer Ben Wolff told

Friday, March 17, 2006

Telsima to launch StarMAX range of WiMAX products

elsima Communications Pvt. Ltd, developer of WiMAX based Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) and DCME voice compression solutions, is launching a suite of WiMAX solutions – StarMAX range of products, targeted at the Indian market.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Carrier weighing up its wireless options: CommsUpdate : TeleGeography Research

print Nextel says it hopes to be covering “no less than 15 million Americans” with its planned 2.5GHz broadband wireless network by mid-2009. The carrier has still to decide on which technology the network will be based, with systems such as WiBro, and Flash-OFDM, or proprietary equipment from IPWireless and Motorola all in the frame. Light Reading reports that Sprint Nextel is looking for a technology which will provide average end-user download rates of between 2Mbps and 4Mbps, making it a viable alternative to fixed broadband networks. The firm expects to settle on a technology and choose a vendor by the end of this year.

True employs WiMAX in broadband growth strategy: CommsUpdate : TeleGeography Research

Thailand’s largest high speed internet provider True Corp has announced a strategy to increase its broadband user base to 600,000 by the end of this year, up from its current level of 350,000, and double its annual broadband turnover to THB5 billion (USD128 million). True is focusing on five key business areas to attract more clients and boost revenues: wireless broadband access via WiMAX, VoIP telephony, international gateway facilities, internet security and auto-backup connection services for businesses. The company is currently testing a WiMAX network in Nakhon Ratchasima and plans to extend coverage to ten provinces this year, with prices expected to be equivalent to its basic ADSL service charges. True also intends to introduce new low-cost VoIP packages to take on state-owned rival TOT Corp and its Y-Tel 1234 product in the residential market by mid-2006.

Wimax can outpace 3G, wi-fi, says Alcatel -

Wimax (worldwide interoperability for microwave access), an upcoming but still to be ratified wireless access technology, is expected to become the better choice over 3G or Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) for many operators worldwide in an effort to boost broadband services, according to a top executive of telecom infrastructure provider Alcatel.

Indonesia Gets National WiMax Network

perto Networks and PT. Citra Sari Makmur (CSM), one of Indonesia's largest telecommunications operators, have announced they will expand the existing deployment of Aperto's WiMAX-class multi-service broadband wireless systems to cover a wider area across Indonesia.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

OECD sees uncertain future for WiMax - ZDNet UK News

n a wide-ranging report published this week, the OECD has outlined some of the factors that could define the success or otherwise of WiMax wireless networking.

The report's primary finding was that WiMax depends critically on spectrum allocation, a process which is still incomplete worldwide. "Despite all the excitement over WiMax, the ultimate role of WiMax in the wireless market is debatable," it said.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Crowley Data to launch WiMAX this month: CommsUpdate : TeleGeography Research

Crowley Data to launch WiMAX this month: CommsUpdate : TeleGeography Research

Airspan Announces Commercial Availability of MicroMAX-SOC WiMAX Base Station

MicroMAX-SOC, which is initially available in the 3.5 GHz FDD band, will start shipping to customers in April 2006. Later in the second quarter, Airspan will introduce support for the 5.8 GHz TDD and 3.3-3.4 GHz TDD bands, followed by a range of other 3.X GHz and 5.X GHz products in second half of 2006.

Monday, March 13, 2006

DVB-H Considered the Preferred Delivery Mechanism for Mobile TV in Europe

DVB-H Considered the Preferred Delivery Mechanism for Mobile TV in Europe

Nortel: NEWS RELEASES: T-Mobile Germany Offers Seamless Mobile Broadband Connections with Nortel Wireless Solutions

Nortel: NEWS RELEASES: T-Mobile Germany Offers Seamless Mobile Broadband Connections with Nortel Wireless Solutions

Quick test of Samsung SPH-M8000 WiMAX phone

Samsung had four WiMAX phones available for visitors to test. I took a quick look to see what a WiMAX call was all about. The connected phones acts as clients and requires a WiMAX server within 1 kilometre distance. I am not sure how you add new devices to your list of phones, but all phones I saw was setup and was a part of the same group. All group members receive your “call” when you press the dedicated send button. It’s like talking with a walkie talkie. Video of and voice from the sender is broadcasted to the other members of a group. The new thing here is the transfer of living picture.

Choosing sides: wi-fi or EV-DO?

If your company is in Tempe, Arizona, you're now faced with a decision: should you spend money on metro-area wi-fi services or cellular data services such as 1x EV-DO?

Friday, March 10, 2006

Japan's First WiMAX Network Undergoes Major Expansion

n 2005, Airspan Networks signed agreements with Yozan Inc. to deploy a Tokyo-wide WiMAX network, valued at $16.7 million, to deliver high speed IP connectivity capable of a wide array of data service offerings. The companies has now announced a further $26 million expansion to their contract, bringing its value to more than $42 million. Airspan expects to deliver between $5 million and $8 million of the total in the first quarter of 2006, with the balance by July.

Airspan Announces First Mobile WiMAX Device

Airspan Announces First Mobile WiMAX Device

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Sr Telecom Awarded U.S.$10 Million Contract by Axtel: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

SR Telecom Inc. (TSX: SRX - News), the leading provider of licensed OFDM solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with AXTEL S.A. de C.V. for a purchase commitment of U.S.$10 million. Shipments are scheduled to begin immediately with deployment and services scheduled through Q2/2006.